Over the past several decades, doctors of human medicine have been leveraging the power of the therapeutic laser to manage pain and treat a wide variety of injuries and ailments. We now know that this innovative technology can also be used on companion animals with the same incredible results. Pet Med Clinic is proud to include laser therapy as a part of our extensive line of comprehensive treatment options for those pet parents that desire a more holistic approach to their pet’s health care.
What is laser therapy?
Laser therapy is a pain-free, non-invasive treatment method that has been proven to be effective in reducing pain, improving mobility and speeding healing following injury or surgery. It involves the use of a small, handheld device which emits an intense beam of light – or laser – that painlessly targets areas of the body that are damaged, both externally and internally. The laser works to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow and trigger the release of endorphins throughout the body.
The process is fast – lasting just a few moments, but producing amazing results – often after just one session.
What can laser therapy be used to treat?
The therapeutic laser can be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses, injuries and other conditions – either alone, or in conjunction with other complementary treatment methods. Here are just some of the many ways we can use laser therapy for the benefit of your animal friend:
Chronic and acute pain
Sprains and strains
Post-surgical wound healing
Muscle and joint injuries
Ligament and tendon injuries
How many laser therapy treatments will my pet need?
While the results of laser therapy can sometimes be seen after just one session, the number and frequency of treatments your pet will require in order to achieve optimum results will vary depending on the specific circumstances. After the doctor has had the chance to evaluate your companion, you will receive a detailed treatment protocol recommendation.
If your loved one suffers from any of the above conditions, don’t wait another moment. Let us help them live a happier, more comfortable life.